Soitec (Euronext Paris) has launched its first 200 mm silicon carbide SmartSiC waffle. With the launch of Soitec is able to expand its portfolio of SiC products over 150 mm, to take the development of its SmartSiCwaffles to the next level and take care of the growing demand in the automotive market.

The 200mm SmartSiC pad emerged from Soitec’s pilot line at its CEA-Leti substrate innovation center in Grenoble. The release enabled Soitec to demonstrate the quality and performance of a 200 mm SmartSiC plate and conduct the first round of validation of key customers.

Soitec started construction of a new plant in France, Bernin 4, in March 2022. It is designed mainly for the production of SmartSiC plates 150 of 150 mm and 200 mm and is expected to start operating in the second half of 2023.

Soitec’s unique SmartSiC the technology allows to significantly improve the performance of power electronics devices and increase the energy efficiency of electric vehicles. The technology consists in connecting a very thin layer of high quality SiC to a polySiC plate with very low resistance.

“Soitec’s SmartSiC substrates will be key to energy-efficient electric mobility,” said Christoph Maleville, Soitec’s Chief Technology Officer. “Our unique technology allows us to be a pioneer in advanced design substrates and open new perspectives for power electronics in the automotive and industrial markets. The addition of 200 mm to our family of SiC substrates allows us to further differentiate our portfolio and meet an even greater variety of customer requirements in terms of product quality, reliability, volume and energy efficiency. The launch of the 200 mm SmartSiC plate is an important stage in the development and implementation of our SmartSiC technology. This is at the heart of our technology leadership, our ability to drive innovation and launch next-generation waffle technologies. “

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Silicon carbide (SiC) substrates designed to improve performances of power electronics devices, increase efficiency

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